Contact: Laura Barry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/16/2014
With $14,000 Raised at Pink Pint Night, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Tops $500,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library
Just days ahead of the Town Election on Monday, May 19, where Hopkinton residents will be asked to fund the renovation and expansion of the Library, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation achieved the extraordinary fundraising milestone of $500,000 in gifts and pledges in pursuit of its $1,000,000 goal.
On Thursday, May 15, Hopkinton’s ladies filled St. John's Parish Hall at the Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Pink Pint Night. The beer and food tasting event raised $14,000, bringing the total amount raised for the Library renovation and expansion to over $500,000 in pledges and gifts. Partygoers cheered the result of the May 5 Annual Town Meeting where a clear 2/3rds majority voted in favor of funding the $11.7 million renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library, recognizing the incredible benefits a new Library will provide to our Town.
At the event, 175 ladies sampled numerous beers in a souvenir pink pint glass and enjoyed food from local restaurants and caterers, including Red Rock Grill & Bar, 3, Not Your Average Joe’s, Mexico City Taqueria, Zaftigs, Tomasso, Twist Bakery & Cafe, Quattro, The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., Bill’s Pizza, Tavolino, and The Bistro. Generous sponsors of Pink Pint Night included: Diamond Sponsor Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty; Platinum Sponsor Hopkinton Drug; Silver Level Sponsors All About You Fitness Style and BodyLove Fitness; and Supporter Level Sponsors Arbonne by Stephanie Hatherley, bCalm Power Yoga, Hamilton Hair Studio, Silpada Designs by Barbara Kessler and Arlene Taros, Stella and Dot by Robin Stocklan, and SWOON. HPLF wishes to thank all the restaurants, sponsors, guests and volunteers who so generously made this event a huge success for our Library!
About Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise private funds to support the state-of-the-art renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. HPLF appreciates the Hopkinton community’s tremendous response to date, and asks for the community’s continued support. Gifts in any amount are welcome and appreciated, and are tax-deductible. Contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 16, Woodville, MA 01784, or made online at www.HPLFinc.org. For more information about 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, and the expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Library, please visit our website at www.HPLFinc.org and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HPLFpage.